Monday, 17 May 2010

Beyond Belief by Tamasin Knight

Beyond Belief

Alternative Ways of Working with Delusions, Obsessions and Unusual Experiences

About the book and author

 Tamasin Knight's first book Beyond Belief explores ways of helping people who have unusual beliefs. These are beliefs that may be called delusions, obsessions, or another kind of psychopathology.

Psychiatric treatment attempts to remove these beliefs by medication and other methods. The new approach described in Beyond Belief is different. It is about accepting the individual's own reality and assisting them to cope and live with their beliefs.
Beyond Belief explains the new approach in a very readable format.

Many psychological techniques to cope with unusual beliefs are described. These include strategies to reduce fear, strategies to increase coping and problem solving techniques.
Ideal for mental health professionals, service users/survivors and carers.

"Beyond Belief offers us a ground-breaking way of helping people deal with unusual beliefs. In Bradford we have found this publication it to be extremely helpful to service users, workers and as the inspiration for a new self help group. I am sure that this publication will enable more people to benefit from this knowledge and approach and help us change the way we as a society approach beliefs we find unusual." (Rufus May; Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Citizenship and Community Mental Health, Bradford University, England)

Dr Tamasin Knight has degrees in psychology and medicine, she has worked as a doctor in the UK and is currently working in South America. This book describes her research to develop new ways of helping people who have delusions, obsessions or unusual experiences.


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